Category: Route

  • Ohio to Erie Trail

    Ohio to Erie Trail

    I’ve revised the route for the Ohio to Erie Trail using the interactive maps and the latest info from the official site. Notes Note to self:

  • Sazanami Kaido

    Sazanami Kaido is the third leg of the Setouchi Triangle, together with the Shimanami Kaido and Tobishima Kaido. There are not many resources which mention Sazanami Kaido, as it is just Rte. 185 from Kure to Onomichi. The route is about 50/50 seaside view and exurb rubbish, and it is much less cycle-friendly than the…

  • Tobishima Kaido

    Tobishima Kaido

    Tobishima Kaido is one of three routes on the Setouchi Triangle, together with Shimanami Kaido and Sazanami Kaido. It starts with a ferry ride from Imabari to Munakata, and then another ferry to Okamura, before the riding begins. Notes and resources Tobishima Kaido Cycling Course Omishima Blue Line scheduleImabari -> Munakata -> Okamura On the…

  • Disaster strikes

    Disaster strikes

    With travel restrictions looming back in March, I wrote that my Ohio plans might be canceled. As a back-up plan, I chose the Tsukuba-Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road and floated the idea among my usual cycling friends. Now we find ourselves in June, going on July, and the Ohio trip is definitely out. I started looking…

  • Tsukuba-Kasumigaura Ring-Ring Road

    I’ve been planning a ride with friends this summer in Ohio, but I haven’t booked anything yet given the current state of travel and restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. In case things fall through, I’d like to have a back-up plan. Assuming things don’t get dramatically worse for us here in Japan, one…

  • Otarumi Touge

    Otarumi Touge

    Otarumi Touge (Pass) is a popular cyclists’ destination near Mt. Takao at the border of Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. Naturally, because it’s a mountain pass, getting there involves a bit of climbing. The Halfakid and I had attempted the route last November, but we lost an hour to a mechanical and I was on a…

  • Links for Cycling in Japan

    Following are some links for future reference. Hokkaido Cycle Touring Japan Cycling Navigator Cycle Tokyo! Kamakura route

  • Broadwith’s record lejog run on Strava

    Mike Broadwith has posted the GPS files for his record-breaking lejog ride on Strava. The results show that in addition to the new Land’s End to John o’ Groats record, Mike also posted a 24-hour record and took several Kings of the Mountain titles along the way. I’m wondering if we can avoid some of…

  • Average temperature and rainfall

    Our plan is to start from Land’s End in mid-June and arrive at John o’Groats around the beginning of July. So what kinds of weather should we expect? According to YR, for Land’s End in June we can expect temperatures from 10C to 17C, with rain at little less than one in three days. For…